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Office Etiquette

Ask the Etiquette Expert: Holiday Office Gift Giving Q & A's

Diane Gottsman | Posted 02.01.2014 | Business
Diane Gottsman

5. If I receive a gift from a coworker that I don't like, or cannot use, can I ask for the receipt to return or exchange it?

4 Tips for Managing the Office Holiday Party

Dr. Patty Ann Tublin | Posted 01.26.2014 | Business
Dr. Patty Ann Tublin

You are at a work function -- as an employee. You are not at this event for the food and/or the drink. Try not to overeat, and definitely do not get drunk. Nobody fondly recalls the next day the person who jumped up on the bar and began dancing.

It's Business, and It Is Personal, So Own It!

Rebekah Epstein | Posted 01.23.2014 | Small Business
Rebekah Epstein

I think a lot of times people work too hard to have one persona in the professional world, and another one in regular life. This isn't really necessary. If you learn to add a more human touch to your work, then you become more one-of-a-kind.

How To Deal With Coworkers You Can't Stand

Posted 11.14.2013 | Healthy Living

Your job can become particularly taxing when you're stuck working with someone you can't stand. Colleagues become annoying for a variety of reasons...

Business Etiquette: Before You Say 'I Don't Know'

Diane Gottsman | Posted 12.22.2013 | Business
Diane Gottsman

Starting a new job can be stressful, especially when you find yourself in those awkward situations where your standard answer seems to be, "I don't know." Don't fret. Here are a few tips to on how to handle those situations:

Business Etiquette: 7 Ways Women Undermine Their Professional Success

Diane Gottsman | Posted 12.01.2013 | Business
Diane Gottsman

You've worked hard to build your career, but despite your best professional efforts, a few bad habits may still be chipping away at your success. Don't undermine your professionalism by actions done on auto-pilot that could convey uncertainty or insecurity.

Telling a Co-Worker He Has Body Odor

Maureen Anderson | Posted 11.09.2013 | Business
Maureen Anderson

Once upon a time I worked with a gentleman who had body odor. I didn't have to work with him often, mind you -- or for very long.

Office Etiquette: 10 Drugstore Items That Can Save Your Day

Diane Gottsman | Posted 10.30.2013 | Business
Diane Gottsman

Within the course of a typical workday, life can dish up a wide array of curveballs, surprises and mini-crises. The key to navigating through many of these emergencies can be solved with items from the nearest drugstore.

Ask the Etiquette Expert: How Can I Make the Most Out of My First Job Experience?

Diane Gottsman | Posted 10.26.2013 | Business
Diane Gottsman

Finish what you start. This seems simple, but doing what you say you are going to do is the first step to establishing a strong professional reputation. If you say you are going to do something, follow through. No excuses.

Business Etiquette: How to Handle an Offensive Remark

Diane Gottsman | Posted 10.19.2013 | Business
Diane Gottsman

While being on the receiving end of an insult can be jarring, if you're routinely around a person who dishes out cutting remarks, it pays to be prepared. Here are ten ways to respond the next time someone says something rude.

No, Thank You

Paula Conway | Posted 07.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Paula Conway

I've come to realize that like any gift, a thank-you note is not about you, it's about the receiver. It's true that you should send one, but the thought behind it is what counts.

How Do You 'Lean In' When You Feel Unwelcome?

Mark Goulston, M.D. | Posted 06.30.2013 | Small Business
Mark Goulston, M.D.

One thing I know for sure is that underneath most hostility, resentment or unwelcoming attitudes is fear.

Top 5 Ways To Annoy Your Co-Workers

HuffPost Live | Posted 04.11.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

Most of us spend the majority of our time at work, interacting with dozens of people on a regular basis. And while a pleasant office can make the hour...

6 Ways To Beat The Post-Holiday Work Slump

Posted 01.03.2013 | Women

Katie Douthwaite | The Daily Muse When the champagne bottles have all been popped, the presents unwrapped, and the pull-out couch at your parents...

Makers Of Odor-Eliminating Underwear Surprised At Product's Popularity

The Huffington Post | Drew Guarini | Posted 11.12.2012 | Small Business

A product developed in Japan to help those with serious intestinal problems is seeing sales skyrocket thanks to another needy and, frankly, huge marke...

Katy Hall

eWise: Please Advise Yourself to Stop That

HuffingtonPost.com | Katy Hall | Posted 01.05.2013 | Technology

I'd like to know how to stop people from using the annoying "Please advise." It's used as a passive-aggressive way to drop the ball in the other p...

5 Ways 'Mad Men' Could Turn You Into The Worst Employee Ever

Posted 10.19.2012 | Small Business

Negotiating relations with your coworkers can be tough: Too-friendly? You may be seen as a flirt. Too cold, and then you're just a bad person. Subtle ...

National Suck-Up Boss Day

The Huffington Post | Drew Guarini | Posted 10.16.2012 | Small Business

That smacking sound you hear is a chorus of ass-kissing taking place throughout our land. Kidding! Kind of. Tuesday October 16th is National Boss ...

9 Things You Should NEVER Do at Your Desk

The Huffington Post | Drew Guarini | Posted 10.12.2012 | Small Business

It's your home away from home...except that everyone can probably see you, so please put away the guide on how to watch porn at work. Your desk and...

6 Emails NEVER To Send

Make Use Of | Posted 11.16.2012 | Small Business

Story courtesy of Makeuseof.com By Ryan Dube Emails are tough. It is really hard to get across what you really want to say in an email, and half...

Playing Real Life "Angry Birds": How to Deal With the P.I.G.S in Your Workplace!

Jaime Willis | Posted 11.11.2012 | Business
Jaime Willis

The real world may not afford us the opportunity to deal with difficult coworkers in the same way we get rid of the pigs in "Angry Birds," but there are lessons to be learned from the game.

9 Of The Strangest Things Witnessed In An Office Elevator

The Huffington Post | Drew Guarini | Posted 08.14.2012 | Small Business

Office life has its ups and downs and nowhere is that more evident than the work elevator. A new survey by CareerBuilder reveals some of the more c...

The Dumbest Workplace Rules

MSNBC | Posted 10.07.2012 | Money

We're all for a quiet work environment, but no talking at all? That seems a bit extreme. A post last week on the perils of strange, strict and stup...

A College Girl's Guide to Navigating Office Happy Hour

Her Campus | Posted 08.25.2012 | College
Her Campus

It's your first serious internship. There's trouble ahead -- a situation that, despite all your schooling, you're completely unprepared for: the office happy hour.

Office Netiquette

Sarah Alban | Posted 08.20.2012 | College
Sarah Alban

If, like millions of graduates, you're leaving a university this year to enter the workforce, you'll likely be among those sticking a toe inside an office at some point. What follows is a list of four introductory tips geared at today's emerging herd of office-goers.